The University of the Southern Caribbean issued the following statement:

The University of the Southern Caribbean has closed the Campus until April 20, 2020 in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus.

The Administration of the University took the decision last week to close the Campus from this week to facilitate the transition of its courses to a Distance Learning modality. The main Campus in Maracas Valley as well as the Extension campuses in San Fernando and Tobago have all been closed to safeguard the health and safety of the faculty, staff and students of the institution from the dreaded COVID-19 virus.

The USC activated its Continuity Plan on the 16th March, 2020 which facilitates the continuation of classes via Distance Learning from the 23rd March, 2020 until April 20, 2020. The University’s staff will continue to work remotely to provide students with the necessary academic advising, support and counselling services to aid their progression and success during this crisis.

All residential students have been advised to return to their homes and all international students are encouraged to return to their home countries as the dormitories close on the 22nd March, 2020. All academic and social events have been cancelled for this semester and travel restrictions have been enforced for all faculty and staff.

The Administration of the University of the Southern Caribbean will continue to monitor the containment of the COVID-19 virus as we work in partnership with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to minimize the spread of this virus.